Posts Tagged ‘Doradus’

Sweeping Wings in a Cloud

ESA/Hub­ble, NASA and D. A Goulier­mis. Acknowl­edge­ment: Flickr user Eedresha Sturdivant

The sweep­ing wings of a dragon or bat shine with the light of dozens of bright stars in this image from the NASA/ESA Hub­ble Space Telescope.

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Faint Webs of the Tarantula Nebula

NASA/ESA Hub­ble

The faint body of a spi­der hides in a web of dark dust in this image of the Taran­tula Neb­ula from NASA’s Hub­ble Space Telescope.

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Blown Away

NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O’Connell (Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia, Char­lottesville), and the Wide Field Cam­era 3 Sci­ence Over­sight Committee

Mas­sive stars carve out deep cav­i­ties, blow­ing away gas and dust in the tur­bu­lent scene in the Large Mag­el­lanic Cloud in this infrared image from the NASA/ESA Hub­ble Space Tele­scope.

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A Glittering Panorama


The legs of a spi­der shine in the light of sev­eral mil­lion stars in this new NASA/ESA Hub­ble Space Tele­scope image of 30 Doradus and the Taran­tula Neb­ula.

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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